Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Provenance

    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is renowned for his prolific body of work that straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, graphic and product design, street art, and large-scale sculptures. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. His refined graphic language revitalizes figuration with both big, bold gestures and playful intricacies.  

    KAWS often appropriates and draws inspiration from pop culture animations, forming a unique artistic vocabulary across mediums. Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hardedge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon characters are the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, the artist’s imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. With their broad appeal, KAWS’s artworks are highly sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, establishing him as a uniquely prominent artist and influence in today’s culture.  

    View More Works

Ж74

BFF

printed with the artist's name, date, fabricator and title 'KAWS..17 OPEN EDITION MEDICOM TOY CHINA' on the underside
painted vinyl, in original Medicom packaging
33 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm (12 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2017, this work is from an open edition fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan.

Estimate
£600 - 800 

Sold for £1,063

Contact Specialist

Simon Tovey
Head of New Now Sale, London
+44 20 7318 4084

[email protected]

New Now

London Auction 15 July 2020